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April 13, 2015
Funding Announced for New Meadowlands Project

Almost two years ago, the Presidential Hurricane Sandy Task Force formed within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, launched the Rebuild By Design competition to advance resilience of communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Interdisciplinary teams of engineers, designers and architects studied the region and developed long-term strategies for improving flood resilience. Two projects in New Jersey, Hudson River’s Resist Delay, Store, Discharge, and the New Meadowlands, were awarded $380 million of the $930 million in total funding. The $150-million New Meadowlands project, based on the original design of creating a system of natural reserves and berms to reduce flooding risks, will be used for a pilot project in Little Ferry, Teterboro, Moonachie, Carlstadt, and South Hackensack.
The state Department of Environmental Protection recently posted an update (pdf) of the New Meadowlands project on its website. According to this notice, the New Meadowlands flood risk reduction project conceptually consists of a large natural reserve along the Hackensack River that will connect and expand marshland. The design aims to use a system of green and gray infrastructure to protect against ocean surges and rain-related flooding. The update explains that DEP, the agency leading the planning, design and implementation of the project, is working with the New Jersey Department of Treasury to release a request for proposals for feasibility studies, the first step necessary to implement the project.

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